Selena Gomez is only turning 26 this summer, but according to the tabloids, she should have multiple kids by now. The gossip media has spent quite literally years falsely impregnating her. Check out five of the wrong pregnancy rumors below.
In 2014, In Touch ran a cover story announcing, “Selena’s Secret: Pregnant & Alone.” The tabloid claimed to know “her shocking decision to raise the baby by herself.” This was actually a disgusting bait-and-switch. After designing a cover that would dupe readers into thinking Gomez was currently expecting, the magazine changed gears inside the issue to discuss a purported past pregnancy. “In 2012, she got pregnant and miscarried Justin [Bieber’s] baby,” a so-called “friend” was quoted as saying, alleging she “lost the baby when she was barely two months along.” This was an incredibly gross claim, one that a rep for Gomez told Gossip Cop was not true. Shamefully, sister outlet Life & Style repeated this fabrication in 2015.
That same year, the publication announced on one of its own covers, “Selena’s Nightmare: Pregnant By One Man, In Love With Another.” The premise was that only weeks into her romance with Zedd, Gomez was supposedly “convinced she’s expecting his baby.” An alleged “insider” cited by the tabloid claimed, “She thought she had the flu at first, but she also isn’t the best at taking birth control, so she is majorly stressing.” It was even said she was “terrified” the pregnancy would ruin a rekindled relationship with Bieber. But given the tabloid’s track record, it was readily apparent this was all made-up. Or as an actual Gomez insider put it to Gossip Cop, “This story is trash and totally false.”
By early 2017, Life & Style was deeming Gomez a “pregnant bride.” This time, the father and groom-to-be was said to be her then-boyfriend The Weeknd, whom she had only been dating for a short time at that point. “Friends say the brunette beauty is pregnant with The Weeknd’s baby, and the couple is set to rush down the aisle,” asserted the magazine. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t explained what happened to Zedd’s baby from 2015. And though it was claimed Gomez had “dropped several hints that she’s expecting,” time has since shown that Gossip Cop was right to bust the cover story. In fact, the article was so off-base that we named it our top Gomez rumor of 2017. Only a month before that, the outlet also ran a “pregnant bride” storyline about Gomez and Bieber, never explaining what happened with The Weeknd marriage and pregnancy. Of course, the Bieber version was just as false.
Last May, RadarOnline peddled a tale contending Gomez wanted to “trap” The Weeknd by getting pregnant with his baby. It was alleged that friends of the songstress were worried that she was “desperately trying to have a baby” with her fellow performer in order to ensure they stayed together. It was further claimed that Gomez believed she should have a child because “it is the only thing in life that she has not yet experienced.” Yet weeks prior, the contradictory site had insisted Gomez and The Weeknd had split. Clearly wrong with that, the blog then concocted this baby narrative. But Gossip Cop spoke with the same impeccable contact who helped us bust the bogus breakup report, and we were assured Gomez had no interest in getting pregnant to force her boyfriend to stay with her. Now more than a full year has passed, and it’s clear how phony this report was. Gomez and The Weeknd ultimately split last fall.
In 2018, the tabloids turned their attention back to Bieber, with NW claiming in February that Gomez told him she was pregnant when they took a trip to Laguna Beach. An alleged “insider” maintained, “Justin wasn’t expecting it, but he’s ecstatic about it. It’s a dream come true.” It was said to be “early days” of the pregnancy with this purported “Jelena junior.” But this was all coming from the same tabloid that ridiculously speculated last year that Bieber was the father of Kourtney Kardashian’s youngest son, Reign. In other words, this was hardly a publication with any credibility, and no reputable outlets were reporting that Gomez was expecting. That’s because she wasn’t. Gossip Cop learned that this supposed pregnancy reveal never happened.
Of course, that’s even more apparent now given that she and Bieber are no longer together, and recent photos of Gomez at a children’s hospital prom show she doesn’t have a baby bump. The former child star has made no secret of her love of kids over the years, so it stands to reason she is likely to become a mom eventually. But the pregnancy rumors detailed above were completely wrong.